Sweet As Honey Blog Tour-Day 7


As you all know, I am a big fan of Art Gallery Fabrics and of their designers too. I was happy to join Bonnie Christine when she asked me to be a part of her Blog Tour sharing her new collection, Sweet as Honey. I can’t say enough good things about this collection. I love the colors and the designs. They just speak to so many of my favorite things: bees, flowers, trees, birds. If you are a regular blog reader, you know that I have a thing for Bee Skeps. I even designed a paper pieced pattern last summer of a Bee Skep to include in a garden themed quilt that I was making. So, immediately, I knew that I would love to make my Bee Skep pattern using the Sweet as Honey collection.

Sweet as Honey Pillow by Amy Friend


And here it is!  It was lots of fun to make.  I used micro-stippling for the first time when quilting the background of my paper pieced block. I really like the way that it worked.  I used an envelope closure for this one, unlike my usual no binding and invisible zipper finish, because I wanted the chance to add in a little more of that melon/apricot color.    This project has given me hope that spring and summer are on the way and that flowers will in fact bloom again!

On Friday, another paper pieced project was shared by Sarah from Crinkle Love.

Tomorrow, I am looking forward to seeing what Corey of Little Miss Shabby has made!  You can find her here.

Sweet as Honey is available at the Fat Quarter Shop. I know that because I had to restock my supply after finishing this pillow! I knew I wasn’t done with this collection.



  1. Oh, I really like some of these prints. I especially like the honey house and deer designs. I was planting my spring seeds yesterday and discovered a huge hole in my apron and decided to sew up a new one today, but now I think I’ll get some of this yardage and create a new gardening apron with it. Cute stuff, thanks for sharing! Oh, and your pattern is adorable!

  2. oh amy, this is so beautiful! your bee skep pattern is so perfect for this. you did an amazing job!! xox

  3. I am already on my second order of this fabric! I LOVE it!

  4. Spectacular, and it works so well with YOUR pattern! I’m off to buy some fabric right now!!

  5. Perfect pattern/fabric combo :)

  6. Lynne Tilley says:

    I just love your pillow. It’s beautiful and the fabrics were perfect for this, of course! :) :)

  7. Amy, what great fabric line to use with your bee skep pattern! I love your pillow, I may need to check into some of this fabric…..it is lovely!! I think it is a perfect fabric line for you!!

  8. Hahaa…I knew Marilyn (Spiced Coffee) would be all over this line!

    I love everyone of the fabrics you used for the pillow and the tree rings. Great colors!! Great job kiddo!

  9. Amy, this is lovely! There is something so “right” about making a bee skep out of a bee skep print…….. :-)
    The fabric line is so pretty and appealing and, as you say, makes me think of and believe in spring!

  10. This is soooooo cute! What a nice warm collection and I love the binding on this.

  11. Love the pillow Amy!!

  12. This is the perfect pattern for this fabric!! Love it Amy!

  13. I love Sweet as Honey line! They look wonderful, I love the colors and the prints. This block you made for the pillow is just such an excellent and clever way to use the Sweet as Honey line fabric! I love how it looks, you are one talented lady :)


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